Over the age, Roses have inspired people to develop a language of roses by ascribing meanings to their colour, variety or number of roses given to someone. For example, traditionally, nothing beats saying “I Love You” more than with a single, red rose (I hope my husband is reading this!). The heart-shaped petals represent love and trust, and the thorns indicate that love is not all roses! Did you know that every colour has its own meaning?
It’s always good to know the symbolic meanings associated with roses when you gift them to your loved ones so here’s a little guide to rose flower meanings below to help you…
RED = LOVE AND RESPECT
Red varieties include: ‘Loveknot’, ‘Cherry Bonica’, ‘Pauls Scarlet’.
WHITE = TRUE LOVE, INNOCENCE, DIGNITY
White varieties include: ‘Iceberg’, ‘New Dawn’
PINK = LUCK, GRATITUDE, PURITY
Pink varieties include: ‘Queen Mother’, ‘Birthday Girl’, ‘Silver Jubilee’, ‘Blessings’.
ORANGE = LONGING, APPRECIATION, SYMPATHY
Orange varieties include: ‘Orange Sunblaze’, ‘Nice Day’, ‘Irish Eyes’.
YELLOW = INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP, SOLIDARITY
Yellow varieties include: ‘Laura Ford’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Golden Showers’.
We have hundreds more varieties for you to choose from so come and have a look! For advice on planting roses and looking after them please click here.